Sterritt Lumber is very proud to announce a recent partnership! We are proud to handle Proteak products for your most challenging exterior applications.
Proteak is one of the leading quality plantation teak suppliers in the international market. To explain what “plantation” refers to, plantations have been large tracts of land that have been set up to grow certain crops such as cotton, tobacco, and coffee. The ones that now grow wood are set up to have rapidly growing crops of trees that can be used for logging and with suitable remnants for paper, pulp and fiber.
Plantation teak is the most durable and sustainable alternative among tropical hardwoods. Current uses for this product include furniture, home decoration, flooring and even veneering, both for indoor and outdoor uses.
In addition, built from sustainably grown teak wood, Proteak’s professional grade cutting board collection is known for its durability and natural beauty. Teak has been used throughout history on boats and ships because of its strength, resistance to water, and wear and tear. These reasons make them an excellent choice in the kitchen. All of Proteak’s plantations are sustainably managed and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), guaranteeing a high level of environmental and social consciousness, as well as value in the marketplace.
Today, quality plantation teak is substituting many of the tropical hardwoods extracted from natural forests, as its characteristics and efficient growth allow both for sustainable supply and comparable quality.
By 2025, it is estimated that over half of tropical hardwoods will come from plantations. Thus, Proteak seeks to set the standard in the supply of high quality, sustainable teak. We source from our own plantations, which currently range from 1 to 25 years of age and cover close to 8,000 hectares in 3 countries in Latin America.
Each and every one of the teak logs we handle is marked with a bar code that allows for perfect traceability. Our partners at Proteak currently export from 3 different countries into more than 15 ports around the world, focusing mainly in Asia. All of these shipments follow the strict chain of custody established by the FSC. As a result, you can feel good about the versatility and sustainability of Proteak products! Allow Sterritt Lumber to source your teak needs, and take comfort in the fact that sustainability has been prized and cherished during the harvesting of this fine hardwood!